She was the daughter of the late Erma Grishom Lane and Hayden Lane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian E. “Gene” DeFriese.
She enjoyed working in her yard and her vegetable garden and canning her vegetables. Most of all, she enjoyed being a wife, mom and grandmother. She was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in Birchwood.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy DeFriese Haggit and her husband, Rusty, of Cleveland; son, the Rev. Alan L. DeFriese and his wife, Faith, of Smithfield, Va.; her grandchildren: Katie Haggit, Joshua, James and Joseph DeFriese; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, from the McInturf Cemetery in Meigs County with her son, the Rev. Alan L. DeFriese officiating.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of arrangements.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the DeFriese family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.